Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour de France in it’s 109–year history. He finished three minutes and 21 seconds ahead of teammate and compatriot Chris Froome as Mark Cavendish won the final stage for the fourth year in a rown.
Ernie Els took advantage of a shambolic final few holes from long-term tournament leader Adam Scott to win the Open, ten years after the 42-year-old he first won the competition. Els sunk a 15-foot putt to birdie the 18th hole and finish on seven-under, two-under for the day, and made up seven shots on Scott bogeyed each of the last four holes to end on 75, one stroke behind Els.
Brandt Snedeker and Tiger Woods finished joint-third on three-under, with British pair Graeme McDowell and Luke Donald one behind them.
Fernando Alonso extended his lead at the top of the Formula One drivers’ championship to 34 points as he won from pole at the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim. Sebastian Vettel and Jenson Button ran Alonso close, but neither really came close to challenging the Spaniard. Last year’s winner Lewis Hamilton, who was celebrating his 100th Grand Prix, suffered a puncture early on to ruin his chances.
In cricket, England go into the final day of the first test against South Africa as they try to salvage a draw at the Oval. The visitors declared on 637-2 after Hashim Amla became the first South African to score a triple century to help his side build a lead of 252 runs before England lost four wickets before the close for just 102 runs.
James Tomkins scored four tries as Wigan maintained their three-point lead at the top of the Super League table with a comfortable 44-6 win over basement side London Broncos.
Leeds beat Bradford 34-16 to move consolidate their playoff place and eight and ninth-placed rivals Hull and Hull KR face each other this evening in what could be an important match indetermining who makes the playoffs. Warrington stay second after holding off Castleford to win 40-26 and St Helens beat Catalan Dragons 20-15 to move ahead of their opponents into third.